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Repetitive Element Palindromic PCR (rep-PCR)

Repetitive Element Palindromic PCR (rep-PCR) is a PCR-based method for bacterial genotyping. Using the difference of repeating sequence units between different strains, the DNA fingerprints of bacterial strains can be distinguished, so as to achieve the purpose of strain typing.

Principle of Repetitive Element Palindromic PCR (rep-PCR)

Repetitive sequence units are not only present in the genome of eukaryotes, but also contain multiple scattered repetitive sequences in the bacterial genome. The number and distribution of these repeating sequence units among different strains have their own characteristics. These sequences are highly conserved in the evolution process, distributed at different sites in the genome and separated by different distances, and there are differences at the strain and species level. Using bacterial genomic DNA as a template and using primers complementary to these repetitive sequences to amplify different regions between these sequences, DNA fragments of different sizes can be obtained. Amplified products can be separated by gel electrophoresis of multiple amplicons of different sizes. Microbial DNA fingerprints can be obtained by rep-PCR. These unique DNA fingerprints define the chromosomes of different bacteria, so this technology can be used for strain typing.

Our Repetitive Element Palindromic PCR Services

Repetitive Element Palindromic PCR (rep-PCR)

The rep-PCR service provided by Creative BioMart Microbe is based on the repetitive extragenic palindromic (REP) sequences (33~40bp), the enterobacterial repetitive intergenic consensus (ERIC) sequences (124~127bp), the poly-trinucleotide (GTG)5 sequences and the BOX sequences. Through our service, we can also help customers build REP and ERIC-PCR typing databases of various bacteria.

Technical Advantages

  • High discriminatory power
  • Suitable for high-throughput of strains
  • Suitable for typing a wide range of gram-negative bacteria and some gram-positive bacteria
  • Easy to operate, good repeatability, short experiment period and low cost

rep-PCR Process

Repetitive Element Palindromic PCR (rep-PCR)

Workflow of rep-PCR Service at Creative BioMart Microbe

Repetitive Element Palindromic PCR (rep-PCR)

* You need to provide a DNA sample of the strain to be tested (total amount> 1 μg, concentration ≥ 10 ng/μl, if we need to purify the sample, you need to provide more than 2 μg DNA and additional instructions when submitting the sample) or bacterial liquid (the DNA extraction step will be carried out by our technical experts). If you have selected primers, please provide primer-related information.

* We will deliver to you a detailed experiment report, including experiment procedures, data, pictures, and analysis reports.

Creative BioMart Microbe provides customers with microbiological-related technical services, a professional technical team and a strict quality management system to ensure that we provide customers with accurate and reliable experimental results.

If you want to know more about this service, please feel free to contact us by phone or email, or you can consult through our inquiry form. We will ensure to provide you with efficient and high-quality experimental outsourcing services.

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